Aloft Hotel Opens in El Segundo

HD-Porte-CochereLast week, I attended the grand opening of the new Aloft Hotel in El Segundo.

Aloft Hotels is part of the Starwood Hotels & Resort brand and are popping up all over the globe – think Bangkok, Boston, Brussels and beyond.

Local media, bloggers and influencers congregated poolside and were treated to an array of appetizers and craft cocktails. We took tours of the rooms and facilities and got silly in the photo booth.

The hotel is “Designed for global travelers who love open spaces, open thinking and open expression – this is where travel creates possibilities. Where style is necessary. Connectivity keeps up with you. Social scenes are vibrant. And the only direction is forward.” Millennials are the driving force behind this trend of stylish, social-centric, boutique hotels that cater to the demands of technology-savvy travelers.

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El Segundo has the largest concentration of Fortune 400 companies in the state, so the location is optimal. Located on Pacific Coast Highway, it’s at the center of the business district and just one mile from LAX. The very happening scene in downtown El Segundo is a short drive west; head south and the playground that is the South Bay is at your fingertips.

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Aloft El Segundo has 246 rooms, expansive event spaces both indoor and outside, and a fitness facility.

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The colorful pool area has to be one of the largest in the South Bay.

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Aloft offers guests a couple of different noshing options on site: mix and mingle with a beverage and snack at the chic, beach casual, W xyz bar and lounge, or help yourself at the 24-7 re:fuel by Aloft for a quick bite.

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The bright and breezy rooms offer several amenities including free WiFi, coffee and tea maker, bottled water, refrigerator and pet beds.

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Aloft works on several levels – it’s ideal for business travel; perfect for a family vacation; it’s a terrific option for locals in need of a staycation; and it’s a groovy new spot for cocktails. Stop by one evening on your way home from work and tell them I sent you!

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For additional information and reservations, visit the website at http://www.starwoodhotels.com/alofthotels/property/overview/index.html?propertyID=4152&language=en_US.

Aloft El Segundo is located at 475 North Sepulveda Boulevard, El Segundo, CA, 90245.

Photos courtesy of Aloft Hotels and J. Balestra.